This is true that these are not really just one ‘bite’ but rather 4!
Sometimes I have the urge to eat something sweet. Not every day, as I’ve learned to tame that wild beast calling my name in the evenings. But it does come out and when it does, I’d rather take a bite of this and feel satisfied, knowing what exactly this is made of because I made it myself and also knowing that I’m still choosing a healthier alternative to store bought brownies or cookie mix. Plus, this recipe only makes 6 bites so you can’t go cray cray with a whole batch of them talking to you every day until they’re gone. The whispering is just not cool. I recommend taking these to share as a healthy treat with a couple of your co workers or best girlfriends, maybe a gym partner, I promise they will love them! Your family will love them and the kids too!
I will tell you, it’s easy to go overboard on these, and even though they’re made from “healthier” ingredients than choosing store bought cookies or another processed sweet, be mindful of how many you consume in one sitting. Check out the nutrients in one ball at bottom of page.
My ideas are:
~when your sweet tooth is calling your name, reach in the freezer, take one bite, enjoy it and be done!
~have one ball once or twice per week.
~eat in moderation, not every day
INGREDIENTS (makes 6):
1 cup old fashioned oats (old fashioned are better than quickoats when using raw and for grinding)
1 cup walnuts
1 tbsp. pure vanilla/may add coconut for a splash of coconut flavor
1 tbsp. natural peanut butter
1/2 cup (at your discretion, may omit) 60% cacao chocolate chips (I like 60% best, but you choose yours)
*Tip, stay closer to darker chocolates vs. milk chocolates as they have more antioxidants in them and are less processed than milk choc
dash of cinnamon
dash of water
In food processor or tough blender, combine 1 cup oats and 1 cup walnuts and grind or process until consistency is somewhat dough like. It will be dryer than normal dough fyi.
Place all ingredients in one bowl and mix together until more dough like in nature. Add splash of water here and there until consistency is NOT pasty but holds together. See below consistency
Once all mixed together roll into 6 separate balls and place in freezer. Wait 30 minutes and enjoy a bite to cool your sweet tooth!
Calories (in one ball) 238
Protein 5 *if you want more protein in these, try adding some vanilla or cake batter protein powder, just add extra water
Plus a whole lotta Balance and enjoyment. Live healthy, Live fierce.
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